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Hitachi ABB Power Grids & Ashok Leyland partners for an e-bus pilot project

Hitachi ABB Power Grids & Ashok Leyland partners for an e-bus pilot project
Hitachi ABB Power Grids has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ashok Leyland and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) for an e-mobility pilot project. The partnership will run an electric bus pilot project to support eco-friendly in-campus commuting by IITM’s students and staff.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids & Ashok Leyland
Ashok Leyland will provide electric buses incorporating Hitachi ABB Power Grids‘ flash-charging technology-Grid-eMotionTM Flash. IITM will help with the infrastructure to operate the flash charging system for the e-bus.

Recently, the IITM had also developed an autonomous solar vehicle to survey water-bodies and provide real-time data.

Ashok Leyland partnered with ABB Power Grids to develop fast charging for electric buses in January.
N Venu, managing director, Hitachi ABB Power Grids in India said that “We need to have all hands-on deck- industry, academia, and policymakers to develop a strong and reliable local ecosystem to support the Indian electric vehicle (EV) revolution. We are delighted to be partnering with Ashok Leyland and IITM to provide a zero-emissions mass public transportation bus system through our award-winning technology, localized for the Indian market,”

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“This latest alliance will further help us stay at the forefront of embedding innovative and indigenous technologies to nurture the smart e-mobility ecosystem in India,” said Dr N Saravanan, chief technology officer, Ashok Leyland.

“We hope to study and understand how the right technology can enable an efficient transport system without damaging the environment. We are delighted to have partnered with the best in the industry for this endeavour,” said Professor Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras.